Calcium AEP is a unique form of calcium that nourishes the myelin sheathing of nerves and supports healthy cell membrane structure.*
Calcium AEP (also known as colamine phosphate) was discovered in 1941 and popularized in the 1960s by German physician Hans Nieper. Calcium AEP is 10 percent calcium bound to 90 percent Amino Ethanol Phosphate (AEP). It is the AEP part that gives this supplement its unique characteristics. AEP is attracted to cell membranes throughout the body. It supports the structural integrity of cell membranes and helps build the phospholipid layer of the cell. Nerve cells in particular are very high in phospholipids, thus Calcium AEP provides specific nutritional support for nerves.*
Calcium AEP - Membrane Integrity Factor
AEP is an important component of the cell membrane. It supports the cell's structural integrity. AEP is also involved in maintaining the proper electrical charges on the cell surface. Properly energized cell membranes help protect the cell from toxins or other foreign substances. At the same time, properly energized cell membranes help get nutrients into the cell and move waste products out of the cell.*
In a properly nourished state, cell membranes retain the electrical charges of calcium, magnesium, and potassium ions. Because Calcium AEP is highly attracted to the phospholipid-rich structure of nerve membranes (like the myelin sheathing of nerves), it strengthens nerve cell integrity and supports the energy needed for normal electrical nerve conduction.*
Stress and various forms of wear and tear take their toll on nerves. Calcium AEP is an extraordinary nerve support nutrient for recovery from daily activities as well as periods of longer-term nerve stress.*
Healthy cell membranes are not only needed for the optimal function of the cell, but also for the synthesis of hyaluronic acid by cell membranes. This is used to promote and sustain physical structure between cells and is vital to healthy body structure.*
Calcium for Bones
Calcium AEP contains 100 mg of calcium per capsule, which counts towards your daily intake of calcium. It is often combined with a calcium supplement like Daily Bone Xcel™ or Daily Builder™ for bone support.*
Calcium Reduces Food Cravings
Extra calcium may also help reduce food cravings and perk up your metabolism. This is because calcium can help lower a powerful appetite signal called neuropeptide Y (NPY). Calcium actually regulates the Agouti gene, which tells NPY what to do. If calcium is too low then the Agouti gene signal is too high, in turn ramping up NPY, and consequent food cravings (and consequent hot flashes in menopausal women). By increasing calcium intake the Agouti signal is turned down, NPY levels are lowered, and cravings are reduced.*
While any type of high quality calcium supplementation may help (ranging as a total intake from 2,000 to 4,000 mg a day), there is no question in my mind that Calcium AEP is the best product I know of that does the job quite well for this specific issue. You may need anywhere from 4 to 20 capsules per day. When you take enough, your cravings go away and your head stays awake between meals. Once you tame your NPY for a few weeks or months and get on a good track, then you may not need as much calcium to maintain your newly discovered improved metabolism especially as you approach or achieve your goal weight.*
Additional nerve and cell membrane nutrients
Ingredients & Dosage
Directions: Take 2 capsules, up to 3 times per day.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calcium (elemental from Calcium 2 Amino Ethanol Phosphate Cal2-AEP)||200 mg||20|
|Amino Ethanol Phosphate||1800 mg||*|
* Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: magnesium stearate, silica, and cellulose capsule.
This product does NOT contain milk, egg, fish, gluten, corn, peanuts, crustacean shellfish, soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, or rice. This product does NOT contain hidden fillers, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, or sugar.